Queen + Paul Rodgers talks
Roger Taylor, 2008 Classic Rock Magazine
"It's to do with the phenomenon of celebrity culture; the desperation to get your face on the telly. The assumption that if somebody becomes famous they'll also be rich is so naïve. It annoys me that there are so many famous, useless people."
Roger Taylor, 2008 Queen Press Release
"C-lebrity is really a comment on the current concept of fame – success and all that goes with it. Getting your face on TV is enough – talent doesn’t really enter into the equation. ‘Celebrity’ is an overused and devalued word today."
Paul Rodgers, 2008 Queen Press Release
"I see the song as Rogers’ take on the increasing emphasis on fame for its own sake. It’s quite ironic that Andy Warhol’s statement that everyone will have fifteen minutes of fame is becoming something of a reality, although it may be down to fifteen seconds in today’s world of instant communication."
Brian May, 2008 Bob & Tom Show (US Radio)
"I think it’s an interesting lyrical idea, which came from Roger. It was his kind of comment on the . . . Yeah the cult of personality I suppose, and the cult of fame for its own sake, which to us is a very alien concept. I don’t think it really makes people very happy but it’s taken over the world for a little while."
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